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University of Bayreuth, Press Release No. 146/2023, 11.10.2023

International conference at the University of Bayreuth on higher education and civil society in times of upheaval in Libya and beyond

On 17 and 18 October 2023, the University of Bayreuth will host an international conference on the challenges facing Libya and other regions in transition.

Under the title of the conference "Higher Education and Civil Society in Times of Transition in Libya and Beyond", invited guests from Libya, specifically from the University of Tobruk, will meet with the Bayreuth hosts. The discussion panels will include these topics:

  • The role of women in science and technology at Libyan universities.
  • Higher education and knowledge production in times of conflict
  • Academic freedom at universities in Turkey

The international workshop is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

Interested academics or representatives of the press are welcome after prior registration. Academics please contact Rachel.Owusu@uni-bayreuth.de, journalists please contact pressestelle@uni-bayreuth.de.

PD Dr. Thomas Hüsken
Phone: +49 (0)171 / 9908227
E-mail: thuesken@gmx.de

Jennifer Opel

Jennifer Opel (on maternity/parental leave)Deputy Press & PR Manager

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5357
E-mail: jennifer.opel@uni-bayreuth.de